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Glossary

During our work on archival records in Siena, Florence and Venice in 1550-1650 we have encountered many dress and textile terms, some of which are more familiar and others more obscure. 
We have compiled a glossary of these Italian terms, and tried to provide explanations and interpretations of their meanings, using both our archival data as well as secondary sources.
Each entry contains a description and concrete examples of the particular clothing or textile item found in our archival sources which list the garments owned by ordinary Italian artisans and shopkeepers.

 

The Glossary will be published here later in 2022.